Alice Braga Talks Predators 10th Anniversary!

While speaking with Alice Braga about 20th Century Studios’ The New Mutants , had a chance to chat with the star about the 10th anniversary of 2010’s Predators . See what Braga had to say about filming Predators and why she has “a lot of love” for the film by checking out our exclusive interview below and order your copy of Predators here!

In 2010’s Predators , a group of elite warriors parachute into an unfamiliar jungle and are hunted by members of a merciless alien race.

The movie starred Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Walton Goggins, Oleg Taktarov, Laurence Fishburne, Danny Trejo, Louis Ozawa, Mahershala Ali, Carey Jones, Brian Steele, and Derek Mears. Predators was directed by Nimród Antal and written by Alex Litvak and Michael Finch based on characters by Jim Thomas and John Thomas. Robert Rodriguez produced. I recently re-watched Predators, and it’s a little underappreciated because it is a sequel, but it’s also its own thing. Since it is the 10th anniversary, what were some of your treasured memories of Predators?

Alice Braga: I mean, it was such a special film because Robert Rodriguez produced. I love that you’re asking this because I have a lot of love for that film. It’s a classic. I mean, it’s Predators . You think about the first one, “Back to the chopper!” You know? It is a classic for fans of this genre, and I love it. My mom loved it. So I grew up with it. But I feel that it was a special film because of Robert Rodriguez, our producer, and Nimród Antal, the director who’s super talented. And also we had Mahershala Ali in the cast. He’s a brilliant actor. He exploded and he’s doing everything. He’s going to do a Marvel film as well.

We had Topher Grace and also we had Walton Goggins that I love, and Adrien [Brody], so a really cool group of actors running from a predator. I think it was so cool to make it. I remember I was there, it felt like a videogame. So I think I have a lot of fond memories of that film, and actually was discussing it yesterday with a bunch of people, and I really hope the fans keep it in their hearts because it was a special one to make. I love the character Isabelle. She was a hard, badass, powerful girl.

Iron Man’s Bobby Tahouri to Compose Marvel’s Avengers Score

As Crystal Dynamics and Eidos-Montréal work on putting the final touches on the highly-anticipated Marvel’s Avengers , the studio is plotting a reunion with Rise of the Tomb Raider and Iron Man composer Bobby Tahouri to score the superhero game, according to Variety.

“ What made composing for Marvel’s Avengers so special is that I got to write music for so many unique superheroes, all in one game ,” Tahouri said. “ After coming up with one Avengers theme, I designed a palette of sounds and instruments specific to each superhero. ”

In addition to working on the second installment in the Tomb Raider reboot trilogy and the first installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Tahouri is also known for working on the Shia LaBeouf-starring Disturbia , 2010’s Clash of the Titans remake, Despicable Me 2 and video game adaptation of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen .

“ Working with Bobby was amazing. He immediately took to the challenge and always understood what we were going for ,” Jack Grillo, principal audio designer at developer Crystal Dynamics, said. “ Bobby’s themes are unique and inspiring. I’ve been working with some of these pieces regularly for the past five years and I still got the chills when I heard the final masters for this soundtrack. ”

Marvel’s Avengers begins at A-Day, where Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, Black Widow, and Thor are unveiling a hi-tech Avengers Headquarters in San Francisco — including the reveal of their own helicarrier powered by an experimental energy source. The celebration turns deadly when a catastrophic accident results in massive devastation. Blamed for the tragedy, the Avengers disband. Five years later, with all Super Heroes outlawed and the world in peril, the only hope is to reassemble Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.

The game invites players to live their Super Hero dreams. Outstanding storytelling and an ever-expanding universe come together in the definitive Avengers gaming experience. Master extraordinary abilities, customize a growing roster of Heroes, assemble into teams of up to four players, and defend the Earth from escalating threats.

An epic action-adventure game that combines cinematic storytelling with single-player and co-operative gameplay. Marvel’s Avengers is developed by Crystal Dynamics in collaboration with Eidos-Montréal, Nixxes Software, and Crystal Northwest.

Marvel’s Avengers will release simultaneously for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, Stadia, and PC on September 4, with the releases on the next-generation of consoles PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X scheduled for a late 2020 release. Pre-order your copy by clicking here!

Live-Action Mulan Headed to Disney+ for Extra Price

In a case of good news and bad news for fans anxiously awaiting the arrival of the latest live-action remake of a classic property from the studio, Disney has announced that Niki Caro’s Mulan will be making its debut on Disney+ for an extra price on top of its subscription rate, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Disney CEO Bob Chapek recently revealed in an earnings call that Disney+ currently has 60.5 million global subscribers.

The film was originally set to hit theaters in November 2018 before being delayed due to competing titles and subsequently saw multiple delays as a result of the global pandemic shuttering theaters, most recently being pulled from the release calendar at the end of July. In the most recent earnings call at the House of Mouse, the studio revealed they had elected to forgo a theatrical release in many major territories as well as circumventing other VOD retailers (Amazon, Vudu, Fandango, etc) in favor of debuting the film on their streaming platform in the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and various Western European countries for a $30 premium fee.

“ Despite the ongoing challenges of the pandemic, we’ve continued to build on the incredible success of Disney+ as we grow our global direct-to-consumer businesses ,” Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Chapek said in a statement. “ The global reach of our full portfolio of direct-to-consumer services now exceeds an astounding 100 million paid subscriptions — a significant milestone and a reaffirmation of our DTC strategy, which we view as key to the future growth of our company. ”

Though Mulan will be making its debut on Disney+ in many major areas, those in which it doesn’t it will still hit theaters at a date which currently has yet to be announced.

When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father.

Mulan features a celebrated international cast led by Liu Yifei ( The Forbidden Kingdom , Once Upon a Time ) was cast as Hua Mulan following a year-long global casting search. Joining her are Donnie Yen ( Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ) as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee ( Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny ) as Böri Khan; Yoson An ( The Meg ) as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li ( Memoirs of a Geisha , Raise the Red Lantern ) as Xianniang and Jet Li ( Shaolin Temple , Lethal Weapon 4 ) as the Emperor.

The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”

Mulan lands on Disney+ on September 4 for a fee of $30.

Letterman to Helm Beyond Good & Evil Detective Pikachu’s Rob

After bringing to life the world of Nintendo’s Pokémon on the big screen with the box office smash Detective Pikachu , Rob Letterman is returning to the world of video games by signing on to helm the adaptation of Ubisoft’s Beyond Good & Evil at Netflix, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Originally released in November 2003, Beyond Good & Evil was set in the 25th century on a remote mining planet currently under alien attack, while the military rulers that were sworn to defend the population are possibly in bed with the invaders, and photojournalist Jade must partner up with an underground resistance movement to reveal the conspiracy and save the planet.

No writers are currently attached to the project, with Letterman and the streaming platform currently searching for the creative talent to bring the cult game to life, but sources report the film will be a hybrid live-action/animated feature, nothing new for the 49-year-old filmmaker as he used a similar approach to bring the Ryan Reynolds and Justice Smith-starring mystery adventure to life.

Jason Altman and and Margaret Boykin are currently attached to produce the project for Ubisoft Film & Television, becoming the sixth film title currently in the works from the video game publisher’s subsidiary. Other titles include the long-in-development adaptation of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon from Michael Bay at Warner Bros., Tom Clancy’s The Division helmed by David Leitch ( Deadpool 2 ) and starring Jake Gyllenhaal ( Spider-Man: Far From Home ) and Jessica Chastain ( Molly’s Game ) also at Netflix, Rabbids from Todd Strauss-Schulson ( Isn’t It Romantic ) and Matt Senreich ( Robot Chicken ) at Lionsgate, Just Dance at Screen Gems and Werewolves Within with Cheyenne Jackson ( American Horror Story ), Sam Richardson ( Detroiters ) and Michaela Watkins ( Sword of Trust ) starring and Mishna Wolff writing and Josh Ruben directing.

The original game was considered a massive critical success upon release, earning rave reviews for its animation, setting, story and design while receiving some criticism for its combat and technical issues and was even nominated for Game of the Year at the 2004 Game Developers Choice Awards, but unfortunately it was a financial disappointment, with blame being aimed at everything from an oversaturated market and reliance on established franchises to it being too odd a title for consumers at the time.

It would go on to garner a major cult following, leading to a full HD remaster in 2011 that proved popular enough with consumers that the publisher is now working on a prequel.